Friday, March 15, 2013
Michael Brodkorb, a former Senate staffer, received a year probation and fines and fees totaling $836.
South metro resident Michael Brodkorb, the former Senate staffer seriously injured in a January car crash in Lilydale, pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence of alcohol. A Dakota County District Court judge sentenced him to a year of probation for the fourth degree DUI, and he paid fines and fees totaling $836, according to the Pioneer Press. Brodkorb, 39, told the paper he didn't remember much of what happened after he left the Moose Country on Jan. 23 but that he felt lucky to be alive. "You just look at the world different when you get a second chance," he said. "Statistically, I should not have walked away from the accident the way that I did." Brodkorb, who is still recovering from his injuries, said he would become …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The former Senate staffer and Eagan resident was seriously injured on Jan. 23 when he lost control of his vehicle on the Interstate 35E bridge near Lilydale.
Eagan resident Michael Brodkorb—a former Senate staffer whose meteoric rise in the GOP ranks once made headlines—now faces criminal charges in connection to a traffic accident in January. Lilydale City Attorney Thomas Lehmann charged Brodkorb with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree DUI, one misdemeanor count of careless driving and one petty misdemeanor seatbelt violation. If convicted on one of the DUI charges, Brodkorb could face a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The seatbelt violation is a petty misdemeanor punishable with a $300 fine. Brodkorb was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred just after 9 p.m. on Jan. 23 along the Interstate 35E bridge near Lilydale. Police say Brodkorb was driving in the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The former Republican staffer was seriously injured in a crash in late January.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us The Minnesota State Patrol announced late Thursday afternoon that Michael Brodkorb's alcohol level was over the legal limit for impairment when he was seriously injured in a car crash last month on Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights. The former Republican staffer had an alcohol concentration of 0.10, above the limit of 0.08 for impaired driving, according to a urine sample analyzed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Brodkorb was seriously injured after a vehicle he was driving struck the I-35E median wall Jan. 23. Brodkorb was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash. His wife, Sarah, issued a…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
In other headlines from around the region last week, South Metro school districts are losing students to open enrollment, and Shakopee makes a guest appearance on 'Saturday Night Live.'
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top recent headlines from throughout the South Metro region. Here's a look at last week's stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that may interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. UPDATE: Death Toll Now at 75, But Flu On The Wane Across Minnesota Department of Health says there were an additional 15 deaths last week, but that number of people hospitalized with flu-like symptoms has fallen dramatically. Authorities Identify Apple Valley Woman Killed in Savage Crash Authorities are still investigating an accident that left a 35-year-old south metro woman dead Wednesday morning…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The 39-year-old Eagan resident was listed in critical condition following the accident, which took place on Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights.
Former Republican staffer Michael Brodkorb was seriously injured after a vehicle he was driving struck the median wall on Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights. The accident took place at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Brodkorb, a 39-year-old Eagan resident, wasn't wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, according to a state patrol accident report. Alcohol also played a role in the accident, the state patrol said. Brodkorb, a political activist who authored the blog "Minnesota Democrats Exposed", was elected to the position of deputy chair of the Minnesota GOP in 2010. He was fired after his affair with former Majority Leader Amy Koch came to light. Last year, the controversial political figure…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The aide fired after an affair with Senate Majority Leader and St. Michael area Sen. Amy Koch is suing the Minnesota Senate.
Nearly 10 months after the story broke of his alleged affair–now confirmed–with former Sen. Amy Koch, aide Michael Brodkorb is suing the Minnesota Senate. The senior staffer, a direct report to then-Sen. Majority Leader Koch, filed the suit late Monday. Brodkorb's attorneys issued a 10-count complaint alleging violations that include invasion of privacy, defamation and violation of city, state and federal discrimination statutes. Brodkorb is seeking monetary damages, stating in his lawsuit that he was illegally terminated because of his gender, and discriminated against because female employees involved in similar relationships didn't lose their jobs. Brodkorb, 38, was fired in December 2011, after three years as a senate staffer. Koch …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Get in on the controversy and catch these two events live, courtesy of Burnsville Patch and the UpTake.
Don't miss two high profile events at the capitol this afternoon. At noon the Senate ethics committee will hear a complaint against Sen. Geoff Michel, which stems from the affair Former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch had with a staffer. Then at 2:00 p.m. the Senate will debate the controversial "voter photo ID" constitutional amendment, which is expected to go to a vote before the day is out. Burnsville Patch will offer a free live video stream of both, thanks to our friends and colleagues at the UpTake. Tune in!